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jigger

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɪɡ.ər/ us    // US
a small, round metal container used for measuring strong alcoholic drinks, or the amount of alcohol that this container holds

jigger

verb [T] uk   /ˈdʒɪɡ.ər/ us    // US
to change something, especially unfairly or illegally: The ruling party jiggered the election results to stay in power.
Translations of “jigger”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小量杯, 一小量杯的酒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小量杯, 一小量杯的酒…
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